18 Jul

To Catholic Women ——And Men

  Melinda Gates challenges Vatican by vowing to improve contraception By Joanna Moorhead Wednesday 11 July 2012 12.59 BST Catholic philanthropist predicts women in Africa and Asia will soon ignore church teaching on birth control. Melinda Gates: ‘I’m a Catholic, but women need access to contraceptives’ – video interview See: Series: The politics of family […]

17 Jul

When Saving Women’s Lives Becomes Controversial

by Annie Urban . At a major family planning conference in London, England organized by the  Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the British government, contraception  for developing countries is being put back on the agenda. Between 1995 and  2008, international assistance funds for family planning were virtually replaced  with spending on HIV/AIDS. While treating […]

16 Feb

Republicans Prevent Women From Testifying

Democratic Women Boycott House Contraception Hearing After Republicans Prevent Women From Testifying By Igor Volsky This morning, Democrats tore into House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) for preventing women from testifying before a hearing examining the Obama administration’s new regulation requiring employers and insurers to provide contraception coverage to their employees. Republicans oppose […]

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